Inclusionary Zoning Recommendation for Buffalo

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You know we value affordable housing, which is why we support adopting an Inclusionary Zoning Policy in the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo is experiencing fast-rising rents and housing prices in the midst of severe and growing poverty. … Continue reading

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Available Position at HOCN!

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Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is currently seeking to fill the position of Community Enrichment Coordinator. Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN), a 501(c)3 Community Development Corporation is seeking to hire a part-time Community Enrichment Coordinator starting September 1st, … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed!

Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) has two volunteer-driven events coming up this Spring, and we need YOUR help to make them a success! Volunteer-led community beautification projects help to revitalize and reinvest in communities that have experienced poverty and … Continue reading

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We’re Moving!

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Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) will be relocating our office this month. Beginning Monday, February 22nd, 2016, we will be located at 191 North Street, Suite 1, Buffalo NY 14201. Our current office at 251 Virginia Street will … Continue reading

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Request for Qualifications- Buffalo Main Streets Initiative Contractors

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. has been awarded a $300,000 grant through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI). This grant allows us to assist the owners of commercial and mixed-use properties located … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Affordable Housing This Season

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Not everyone in our City has warm, safe, affordable housing this holiday season. But with your support, we’re working to change that every day. With your generous gift, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. can continue to sustain homes in … Continue reading

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Main Streets Program Comes to Niagara Street

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As you may have heard, Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN,) was awarded $300,000 through the Better Buffalo Fund to implement the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program in our community. The BMSI Program in our community is made possible … Continue reading

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Participatory Budgeting (PB) Is Coming to Buffalo!

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, the Buffalo Common Council announced that Participatory Budgeting will officially be coming to Buffalo through a pilot program with $150,000 in the City’s 2015-2016 Budget! This is a huge win for the residents of Buffalo! … Continue reading

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Now Offering Loan Programs for Niagara District

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HOCN is pleased to announce that we are now partnering with the City of Buffalo/ City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency to provide housing assistance programs for homeowners located in the Niagara District. These programs help homeowners on a fixed-income … Continue reading

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2014 Community Feedback Survey Results

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At the end of 2014, HOCN distributed a Community Feedback Survey to over 3,000 residents in the 14201/14202 community.  HOCN will begin outlining our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan this winter and used these answer to help our organization prepare for this … Continue reading

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